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Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
new south africa. people of all religions, all colors, all united in their affection for this one man, nelson mandela. nelson mandela was not a particularly religious man. today in churches and houses of worship across south africa, prayers and songs for the man who had an abiding faith in the human spirit and in his nation, to move beyond apartheid. >> to keep his legacy going, we need to keep living what he's set out for us. >> he was a hero. he fought for us. he suffered for the whole world. >> reporter: the mood here remains more celebratory than somber. overnight, the family spokesman spoking to the media frp the first time, with mandela's grandson close by. >> in our hearts and souls, he will always be with us. >> reporter: today's national day of prayer kicks off a week-long celebration. next up, a memorial service on tuesday, taking place at the fnb stadium in johannesburg. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former presiden
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
together of religions, during an interfaith prayer. >> he, too, transcended his personal pain and years of suffering, to forgive and to embrace his brothers and sisters, who inflicted so much pain on him. >> to madiba for his selfless efforts, salvaging the nation and leading it to the path of peace, reconciliation and harmony. >> reporter: then, a song to nelson mandela. ♪ nelson mandela >> reporter: 3 of mandela's 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, took the stage to honor their grandfather. >> the tree that towers above the rest is broken by the wind. child of the wind. of the land. child that dreams of a future where black and white, rich and poor, men, women and children, must live side by side, dreaming the same dream, realizing at the crucible of time in our land, we salute you. >> so many emotional tribute this is morning. so many world leaders there, including four american presidents. kind of surprising. not a lot of visible security. >> reporter: given how many of the world's most powerful people are here, virtually no security. i waited five hours in line th
ABC
Dec 10, 2013 1:40am PST
than some religions due. even if it wasn't raining, perhaps it's global colored people time that represent the african and african-american and black global traditions for the sense of spirit to guide the proceeding there, the -- not even the death of this man with k interrupt that deepening tradition. >> byron pitt, talk more about the tradition. is that joy being. by everyone in the -- is that joy being felt by everyone in the stadium today? >> reporter: absolutely, george. people are smiling. one guy said, "look, if it rains i'm here, if it hails, i'm here. if there's a hurricane, i'll still be here." about the rain, in african culture, there's a belief that if it's raining on the day of someone's funeral, it is a sign that they lived a blessed life. many people hoping, george, it will rain even harder than it's raining now. something that you can't see, but in many ways, you guys have a better seat than people here. there's no huge jumbotron. people in the cheap seats -- [ inaudible ] people milling around. in the hallways, we talked about freedom in south africa. you also se
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